This Pup attempts to mirror a Google Chromebook. The concept is similar to Blue Pup in that it is intended to be simple & familiar in order to attract new users to PUPPY with all its benefits. It does however have a dual personality in that it can just be used in the cloud centric fashion of a Chromebook or as a normal Pup. Pretty much anything can be installed via PPM & QUICKPET. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19XpDnN-HE3xkU-BLfUETQsALK9Hr1TwdNDABOIM8vKM/edit?usp=sharing
It is based on forum member vicmzâs OpenBox Precise built by him with Woof-CE 0.3 with kernel 3.9.11 PAE. That in turn was based on Precise 5.7.1. Details of OB Precise can be found here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=94954
Items Removed from OpenBox Precise 14.07.26:
Seamonkey. Homebank. Gnumeric. Abiword.
Google Chrome stable 39.0.2171.95 â pepper flash 184.108.40.206. PupControl. Various Chrome apps & extensions. Latest Bash & SSL fixes. (The print screen key invokes PupSnap)
Where to obtain the hybrid ISO: (chromebook_pup_v1.iso) - (245 MB)
Setup: Having completed the usual first-run screen, reboot and create a 512 MB savefile. If it hangs at the prompt and does not offer the option to create a savefile just type ârebootâ then press enter in order to display it. This may happen but only once.
In order to run as root and to get Videostream and âO/K Googleâ working almost all the sandboxing in Chrome has been disabled. In addition the usual warning messages associated with running in that mode have been suppressed. Please therefore do not use this Pup for Internet banking. For that purpose forum member Greengeek has produced a dedicated secure Pup called Banksy 3. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=96805
In this form this Pup will not match the speed of a real Chromebook. In order to do that, it would require a later kernel and the same full install/f2fs configuration used in Blue Pup V6 which does rival a Chromebook when installed to SSD. If the concept finds favour I will pursue that option.
A similar distro by the name of CHROMIXIUM is due to appear on DistroWatch. Currently in Alpha form, OOTB it uses Chromium and is based on a custom 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 build with the LTS kernel 3.13. It mimics the logon of Chrome OS and the ISO weighs in at 925 MB.
Have fun. The ability to search Google straight from the Apps panel is a delight.
more info, see here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=96910